Adults with learning disabilities exhibit work on the human body at the Coconut Loft
Photo courtesy Suffolk Artlink

Adults with learning disabilities exhibit work on the human body at the Coconut Loft

Arts charity, Suffolk Artlink, are inviting you to a free arts exhibition featuring work created by local artists with learning disabilities.

Taking place at The Coconut Loft from Thursday 21st June – Friday 29th June, the exhibition is the culmination of Suffolk Artlink’s arts training course, JumpstART, which offers adults with learning disabilities the chance to enjoy exploring different art forms.

During the past few months, students have been exploring the fascinating world of the human body through art. The exhibition features a selection of the students’ work, including drawing and painting, textiles and sculpture.

The private view will be held at The Coconut Loft on Thursday 21st June, 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Fran Speight, Project Development Officer for Suffolk Artlink said: “We’ve had a fantastic time exploring the human body this term. With the support of a wide variety of professional artists, our students have made some beautiful pieces – they are are really looking forward to sharing them with you.”

Photo courtesy Suffolk Artlink

Lucy, a JumpstART student in Lowestoft, added: “I love the exhibitions. It’s hard work putting them on but I like people seeing my work.”

The exhibition and private view are free, and open to the public. No booking required.

The Coconut Loft is found at 8 Waterloo Road, Lowestoft NR33 0AA.

For more information, please visit or contact Fran Speight at Suffolk Artlink, 01986 873955 / [email protected].


JumpstART! is an arts training course for people with learning disabilities. It offers students the chance to enjoy an in-depth exploration of an art form whilst developing creative and life skills. Students work alongside professional artists during 15-week art courses. Through artist-led sessions, trips to cultural venues and a final public celebration of their work, students learn new skills and gain confidence, friendships and wellbeing.

Courses run during spring/summer and autumn/winter in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich and focus on a wide variety of art forms including illustration, dance, film-making, photography, music and visual arts.

Suffolk Artlink is a participatory arts charity. It develops and delivers inclusive arts programmes in communities that bring change to people’s lives. Suffolk Artlink work with people who face barriers to taking part in the arts including young people, older people, family carers and people with learning disabilities. Their arts activities are led by experienced arts practitioners, encompass a rich variety of art forms and are delivered within communities in close partnership with care, education, voluntary and community organisations.